Combined Devon and Cornwall Scout Section

Supporting regiment
The Devonshire Regiment
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
About

Around April 1943, the numbers of men in the Scout Sections were reduced. In most areas this meant combining the two existing Scout Sections in a county. This seems to have happened in Cornwall and Devon, with the evidence being a list of men found in the files of the British Resistance Museum at Parham. This details the men of this unit, including men from both Devon and Cornwall. Most likely they will have been been members of the relevant preceding Scout Section, but it is not possible to be certain.

While the men were listed together, it is possible that given the geography of the area that the half sections continued to operate in their home counties. An image of from Cornwall, taken a couple months after the change in July 1943, shows only men of the Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry during a visit by Majpr Oxenden to Cornwall.

Scout section personnel
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Corporal Harold George Piercy Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Lance Corporal Dennis Jules Petit Sadler

Insurance agent

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Brian G Thornton Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Herbert Douglas Hole Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Eric William R Stevens Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC F J Tanner Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Arthur George Uffold Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private H Boulton Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William George Brend Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private H Collings Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private A Date Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private J Evans Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry Tom Giffin Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private E Metherell Unknown 03 Dec 1944
References

The British Resistance Museum, Parham, Suffolk